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Best Albums of 1979

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1979 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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1979 year summaryThe best artists of 1979 were The Clash, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Neil Young And Crazy Horse, Gang Of Four, Michael Jackson, AC/DC and Supertramp.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Sheik YerboutiUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1979Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1979:31Rank Score:1,451
Rank in 1970s343Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  79/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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CutUnited Kingdom The Slits
Year of Release:1979Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1979:32Rank Score:1,412
Rank in 1970s351Overall Rank:1,630
Average Rating:  77/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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33.

In Through The Out DoorUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1979Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1979:33Rank Score:1,358
Rank in 1970s358Overall Rank:1,701
Average Rating:  73/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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34.

20 Jazz Funk GreatsUnited Kingdom Throbbing Gristle
Year of Release:1979Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1979:34Rank Score:1,317
Rank in 1970s363Overall Rank:1,738
Average Rating:  77/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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35.

ReplicasUnited Kingdom Tubeway Army
Year of Release:1979Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1979:35Rank Score:1,315
Rank in 1970s364Overall Rank:1,740
Average Rating:  77/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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36.

One Step Beyond...United Kingdom Madness
Year of Release:1979Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1979:36Rank Score:1,308
Rank in 1970s365Overall Rank:1,745
Average Rating:  75/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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37.

LovedriveGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1979Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1979:37Rank Score:1,264
Rank in 1970s373Overall Rank:1,794
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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38.

The UndertonesUnited Kingdom The Undertones
Year of Release:1979Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1979:38Rank Score:1,216
Rank in 1970s384Overall Rank:1,856
Average Rating:  78/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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39.

CommuniquéUnited Kingdom Dire Straits
Year of Release:1979Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1979:39Rank Score:1,202
Rank in 1970s387Overall Rank:1,870
Average Rating:  74/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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40.

OverkillUnited Kingdom Motörhead
Year of Release:1979Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1979:40Rank Score:1,166
Rank in 1970s396Overall Rank:1,914
Average Rating:  80/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1979 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Frank Zappa 5 1%
Sun Ra 4 0%
Motörhead 3 0%
Steve Hillage 3 0%
The Residents 3 0%
Vangelis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 349 35%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Mixed Nationality 49 5%
Germany 45 5%
Jamaica 36 4%
France 32 3%
Italy 25 3%
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